Supplements for a Healthy Prostate

November 01, 2015

Supplements for a Healthy Prostate

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer found in Canadian men: approximately 4000 men die each year due to its complications. NutriChem wants to help reduce those statistics by providing you with some supplement suggestions to help keep the prostate healthy and to avoid prostate cancer.

 

1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Fish eaters have been reported to have a lower risk of prostate cancer. Fish such as salmon and mackerel contain high concentrations of good fat known as omega-3 fatty acids which are thought to be responsible for the cancer-protective properties of fish. Omega-3 fatty acids are mostly fish-based, so the best sources of them are mackerel, salmon, and cod, although walnuts also contain omega-3s. You can eat more of these foods, or supplement with a high quality fish oil like Pure Premium Fish Oil or Mega Marine.

 

2. Saw Palmetto

A great herb known for its capabilities of slowing and even decreasing the benign enlargement of the prostate gland. Studies have confirmed its effectiveness for this use. It can also be used for treating certain types of prostate infections, and in combination with other herbs has been used to treat prostate cancerWhile it doesn’t shrink the overall size of the prostate, it seems to shrink the inner lining that puts pressure on the tubes that carry urine.

Saw palmetto is easily found in supplement form. 

 

3. Zinc

Studies have demonstrated that a large percentage of men with prostate cancer have low zinc levels, and that a deficiency in zinc can actually result in enlarged prostates. Having men tested and supplementing with a good zinc supplement might decrease their chances of developing prostate cancer, and at the very least help prevent prostate enlargement.

 

4. EGCG

EGCG is the most active extract of green tea and has been widely researched for its  powerful anti-cancer properties. Laboratory studies, animal studies and early phase clinical trials indicate that EGCG may be highly active in blocking pathways that involve the growth of prostate cancer cells. Studies also demonstrate that it is a great immune booster and that it can reduce the proliferation of cancer cells.

 

5. Curcumin

Curcumin is a compound found in turmeric that blocks inflammation. It has been shown to significantly help inhibit the proliferation of prostate cancer cells. Studies have also demonstrated that it inhibits the volume and number of prostate tumours.

NutriChem's BCM 95 Curcumin is 7-9 times more bioavailable than regular curcumin and is retained in the blood up to 8 hours after oral dosage.

 

 

NutriChem takes men's health very seriously. Don't delay: book an appointment with a clinician today if you're not feeling as well as you should be.

 

 

 





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